Thames Festival

Incase you haven’t heard, this weekend is the Annual Mayors Thames Festival.

Myself and my friend Natasha passed through there today. We had a bit of a walkabout, I had met another friend from Uni in Caranby street for Lunch – Pure California, (expensive but really really nice), and I decided to walk down to check out the Pavilion. Tash called me whilst I was on the way and then we ended up we were doing a bit of a tourist thing – The Serpentine, The Gehry Pavilion, The Royal Albert Hall, and Buckingham Palace. Yeah and this is with a chick that “doesn’t do walking….”

So anyway we figured being so near to the River we should check out this Festival. We were planning to go tomorrow anyway (there’s a fireworks display at around 9pm between Waterloo & Blackfriars Bridges), so it seemed a good idea to see where all the good stuff was happening, and what was going on – even if it was going to be worth the hassle – she lives in New Cross at the moment.

South Bank was heaving – and we could hear the music from Westminster Bridge. There was like a weird scaffold thing on Jubilee Gardens, which we later found out to be the set for Free-running performances. It all looked really awesome. What actually sold us was walking into the Weasley Twins as they came out of the CBBC Tent and getting them to take photos with us. We did that to Cesar Pelli once too you know….

We’re definitely going back tomorrow – the Free-Runners ill be performing again all day tomorrow (look out for Blue), there’s a fire dragon, jive stage, moon festival and street cabaret as well as the aforementioned firework display….

My only regrets are my phone battery running out – hence the lack of pictures… but we’re definitely going tomorrow so that’s easily rectified!

1 Comment so far

  1. pritishs on September 25th, 2008 @ 5:33 am

    I had been to the Mayor’s Thames festival too. Firstly, I never knew about this festival. It was certainly the talk of the town. I arrived in London on the 13th. Living at cardiff, my purpose of visit to London was completely different and the idea of witness the festival was never a part of my itenary.I was travelling from Osterley to Victoria Coach station. At that time, my friend phoned me to ask wheth I would be free to witness the festival. I did not think twice to say yes to him. So, immediately I went with 2 of my friends to the festival.
    The festical was entertaining. We winessed one of the most important and classy exhibits by the performers. I had the privilige of clicking pictues with them too.

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